Did you know that Carl Jung ordered some sort of coloring to his patients? The psychoanalyst asked them to fill paint into the cell, in order to access to the subconscious and customer self-awareness. Today this method is considered obsolete, but the coloring shows many patients as an alternative to meditation, relaxation and soothing agent practice. Coloring helps a person to focus on the picture and the small details, throwing a few hours all of your obsessive thoughts and anxieties.
In the process of painting you focus your attention on a subject that is at your fingertips. If you do it with enough concentration, it will ignore the extraneous noise, unpleasant thoughts and worries. This is a very useful skill that will be useful in situations where you need to briefly forget about your physical or emotional pain.